The attack with several companies of infantry and two battalions of artillery in support was to cross a band of swampy terrain and slam into the Soviet front-line, tearing the top off the salient. Then the Finish infantry battalion at the head of the salient would pass through the counter attacking force and stop the penetration of Russian forces attempting to recapture the town. Don't be fooled by the description of "town", despite being the second largest settlement in the area it was mostly a combination of wooded areas and open cultivated fields with houses dotted about.
It failed to get off to a very auspicious start when tank 644 drove into a ditch and damaged the turret. Unable to fight the tank had to return to base.
|Note the T-28 in the background. Likely a Vehicle Collection Point after the battle on the Soviet side.|